Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ennio Morricone, Quincy Jones, Pharell Williams

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Last night, famed Italian composer Ennio Morricone took home the Oscar for “Best Original Score” for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eightmaking him the oldest Oscar recipient. Upon his win, the entire audience rose to their feet, honoring the 87-year-old maestro extraordinaire with a standing ovation. After 60+ years in the business, five previous Oscar nominations and a 2007 Honorary Oscar Award for his contributions to the field, fans around the globe are celebrating this welcomed acknowledgment of his accomplishments.

Enjoy this selection of tracks from Morricone’s Oscar-winning score of The Hateful Eight. And if you missed his acceptance speech, check out the clip below: Continue reading

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Honoree Lionel Richie performs onstage during the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Tommaso Boddi/Getty)

What do Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl and Usher have in common? Earlier this month, they—along with many other musical greats—joined forces to pay tribute to the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year, Lionel Richie, in support of MusiCares. Continue reading

Levitt loves...maestros in the making!Have you ever conducted a stage full of professional musicians? This young lad has! Young audience members were invited up onto the stage to get a taste of what it’s like to conduct an orchestra during the Pasadena Symphony’s 2014 performance of Peter & the Wolf at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. You never know when a dream might be sparked. Perhaps one day we’ll see him take the stage again!

Mozart in the Jungle, The Get Down, Vinyl, Nashville, Roadies, Empire

Clockwise: Mozart in the Jungle, The Get Down, Vinyl, Nashville, Roadies, Empire

Missing Glee

The popular musical dramedy concluded its sixth and final season last year, but there are plenty of television shows about music currently airing or coming soon!  Continue reading

In December, we were thrilled to learn that 21 artists who have performed on Levitt stages across the country received nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Last night, four of those nominees took home gilded gramophones! A hearty congratulations to the following 2016 GRAMMY winners: Continue reading

xoxo: a Levitt Valentine's Day playlist

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still looking for the perfect playlist to serenade your sweetheart with, check out 16 of our favorite love songs by artists who’ve graced Levitt stages across the country!  Continue reading

USE_Levitt loves_love_4‘Tis the week of love and romance, so we’d like to dedicate this week’s Levitt Loves to Nick Timmerman and his lovely fiancée—who definitely know how to sprinkle a dash of romance over a picnic! This past summer, these two lovebirds from Denison, Texas celebrated their new engagement under the stars at a Levitt AMP Denison concert. Thanks, again, for sharing this exciting evening with us, and best wishes to you both as you enter this wonderful new chapter!

Each concert season brings new stories of love on Levitt lawns—from first dates, to engagements, to weddings!

The countdown for the 2016 Levitt concert season on…want to set your love story to music?

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British rockers Coldplay will headline this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

In recent years, the Super Bowl, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this Sunday, has become a pop culture event known just as much for its live entertainment as it is for football. But did you know it wasn’t always this way?

Before the big game, check out seven fun facts that might surprise you about the halftime show!  Continue reading

Header_2With the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards show just around the corner, we’re kicking off this year’s African American History Month by celebrating the lives and legacies of the first two African American GRAMMY Award winners—musical legends Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. Both artists took home two GRAMMY Awards after the inaugural GRAMMY Awards show in 1958. Continue reading